Falcons to wear throwback uniforms at alumni game

The Atlanta Falcons will take the field donning black replica uniforms circa 1966 for this Sunday's annual Alumni Game in an effort to pay homage for those athletes who paved the way for them and the game. Video: Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons will take the field donning black replica uniforms circa 1966 for this Sunday’s annual Alumni Game in an effort to pay homage for those athletes who paved the way for them and the game.

As a tribute to the team’s inaugural year, the 50-year-old design features a black Nike jersey with a bold white name and number font trimmed in red and includes the original Falcon crest on both sleeves. The jersey will be paired with red- and black-striped white pants and socks.

Because of NFL helmet safety rules, the team will wear their modern black helmets, but will showcase the original Falcon crest used by the team from 1966-2003.

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The team will wear the throwback design at home during their home games against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 23, and against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 18.

The black 1966 replica jerseys are sold online at shop.atlantafalcons.com, Nike.com, the new Falcons team store at Atlantic Station and at the Georgia Dome on game day. 

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